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Nick Young is hyped to see himself introduced with Lakers in NBA 2K14 (VIDEO)

Sep 25, 2013, 8:11 PM EDT

Nick Young signed with the Lakers in the offseason on a one year contract, with a player option for a second.

The dollars aren’t the reason that Young signed in Los Angeles, however. He was born and raised in Southern California, and couldn’t be more excited to be playing for the city’s most storied NBA franchise.

But don’t take my word for it. Check out the video clip below that Young posted to his Instagram page, which shows him being introduced as a member of the Lakers in the NBA 2K14 video game that’s set to release on October 2.

It’s clear that Young, like the rest of us, can’t wait for the season to get started.

  1. jcmeyer10 - Sep 25, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    You mean P-Smoove? Oh we aren’t doing the nickname thing all year? Damn.

    • jcmeyer10 - Sep 25, 2013 at 8:49 PM

      Sorry Swaggy P.

    • money2long - Sep 26, 2013 at 11:43 AM

      lol . when you go to the bathroom, remember to P-Smoove

      • jcmeyer10 - Sep 26, 2013 at 11:59 AM

        haha, the NBA will do PSA’s with nicknames… next one…

        “Avoid the Big Ticket, please don’t drive drunk”, Kevin Garnett.

  2. sellahh - Sep 25, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    Nick Young, JR Smith, Terrence Ross… I swear, playing with those guys on NBA 2k feels like prime Jordan with a 3pt shot.

  3. badintent - Sep 25, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Is it just me, or is EA taking control of the planet ? LOL

    • adamsjohn714 - Sep 26, 2013 at 5:23 PM

      EA just announced they aren’t putting out NCAA football ’14. Their vice like grip may be weakening.

      • badintent - Sep 26, 2013 at 10:52 PM

        Call broker, dump all their stock and short the bums.

  4. asimonetti88 - Sep 25, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    He’s a Trojan too! Welcome home Nick!

  5. kingwithringz - Sep 26, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    I keep thinking about those big shots he hit against Memphis when the Clippers came back.

  6. 00maltliquor - Sep 26, 2013 at 1:29 AM

    If clearly Kobe, Pau, Swaggy and Wes Johnson are starting, is Nash still playing the PG? And who’s the PF out of those 4 if Pau has to move over to C? Methinks he changed the lineup! That’s not the factory starting 5!

  7. newyorkshets - Sep 26, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    Have fun riding the bench man. D’antoni only plays 6-7 guys only.

    • asimonetti88 - Sep 26, 2013 at 11:34 AM

      He’s going to be starting.

  8. imakcds - Sep 26, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    I really don’t like Nick’s game, but in this stop gap year, his game fits the plan. Don’t care that his 2nd yr is guaranteed, but it’s cheap. Nick IS coming home, and he has always wanted to be a Laker.

    The Lakers will be exciting, will make the playoffs if Kobe is healthy, but won’t advance, and thank goodness it’s only for this year. Got to lower our expectations this year.

  9. bhunter1995 - Sep 28, 2013 at 12:11 AM

    Im looking forward to Young, Johnson and Farmar running the floor. Finally we will have a respectable bench again. Even if Young starts the additions of Farmar and Johnson elevate our bench out of the joke category.

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